Cloud computing adoption rates are continuing to soar and Microsoft is keen to ensure it stays that way. Over the last few months, the company has taken significant steps to strengthen privacy and compliance protections for its cloud customers, as well as making a whole host of enhancements to its cloud offerings. But if you’re still undecided about how your organisation can benefit from the cloud, or if you’re just interested in seeing how others are using it themselves, now, you can access a new resource – an interactive map – on the Microsoft Europe website to find out more.
The map, which includes links to video case studies, highlights examples of customers across Europe that have implemented cloud technologies such as Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online.
Featured customers include global manufacturer Henkel, the London Underground in the UK, telco provider Swisscom and the city of Zagreb in Croatia, which are using cloud solutions to achieve everything from reduced costs and greater business agility to improved interaction with customers and enhanced organisation-wide communication.
Speaking about how cloud adoption is taking off in Europe, Microsoft said: “Businesses and institutions in Europe are embracing the cloud to digitally transform. While many of our customers are initially drawn to the cloud for cost savings, greater agility and reduced IT complexity are quickly becoming fundamental to their competitiveness.”
Last spring, the company received confirmation from European data protection authorities that its enterprise cloud contracts are in line with ‘model clauses’ under EU privacy law regarding the international transfer of data. Since then, Microsoft has become one of the first companies to sign the Student Privacy Pledge and it has also adopted the ISO/IEC 27018 standard for cloud privacy.
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